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. ben bernanke defends his strategy at the federal reserve to do more to help the economy. >> susie: and how technology is making it possible for doctors to go paperless. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the first day of the new quarter, kicks off with a blue chip rally. investors were encouraged by a report showing that ameran report showing that american s ctoriewere busy in september.or a popular index of national factory activity rose to 51.5 last month, from 49.6 in august. it was the fastest pace of production since may. but that upbeat news was overshadowed by comments from federal reserve chief ben bernanke, saying the economy is not growing fast enough to bring down the unemployment rate. we'll have more on that in a moment. those two events led to volatile trading here on wall street. the dow rose about 78 points, but was up as much as 155 points earlier. the nasdaq drifted in and out of positive and negative territory, finally losing more than 2.5 points, and the s&p rose almost four points. and, as suzanne pratt reports there are conflicting views on
to a meeting -- they had already made the decision what they were going to do. ben bernanke, i like and respect him. we had a good relationship. i was very disappointed -- we did talk from time to time. with tim, i never felt that was the case. i felt like they were off making decisions and asking me to comment to let me know what was going on. young women asked me about this. you kind of drive yourself crazy wondering if it is about gender or not. understand that you were going to have to work harder and be better prepared. do not give up, you have the right to be heard and part of the decision making. tavis: there are a number of names floating around in washington right now about who will take tim geithner's place. he is not going to stick around. i have seen your name on a number of short list. would you serve? >> i am not looking for -- i am going to dodge that question because i am not looking for a government job. this is a very straightforward but. i would be alienating some people. i decided it was more important to get the facts on the table so people could understand there were diffe
the food and energy component of cpi? so, i could be ben bernanke's speech writer because he says the same thing every time he goes in front of the senate is we don't see any particular problem with inflation. really, we don't corn prices just nearly double in three months. so, how is it there is no inflation? >> reporter: do you get any sense that the ethanol mandate is going to change under either administration under obama or if romney would get elected? >> well is sure seems like the word ethanol has turned into a pejorative and it's not exactly the most positive topic. i just don't know that turning food into gasoline is necessarily what we want to be doing in the long term. >> reporter: and it affects this market? >> you bet it does. as corn prices go up cattle prices go up. simple as that. that's an input cost to feeding cattle is corn, so you've got to take cattle prices higher to offset that. >> reporter: thanks very much. >> you bet. >> tom: a quiet ending to the third quarter for stocks the major indices falling. the s&p 500 spent the entire session in negative territory. it mad
of the federal reserve. ben bernanke said in a speech that the economy still isn't growing fast enough to cut into unemployment. in the end, the dow jones industrial average gained 78 points to close at 13,515. the nasdaq fell more than two points to close at 3113. another major auto recall is in the works. honda announced plans to check more than 500,000 accords in the u.s. for a defective hose that can leak fluid and catch fire. the problem affects model years 2003 through 2007 of v-6 engine cars. the accord is the second best- selling car in the u.s., after the toyota camry. white house officials have acknowledged an attempt to hack the executive mansion's computer system. the associated press reported today the recent effort targeted an unclassified network, but the officials said the attack was spotted and stopped. there was no word on who was behind the attempt. a founder and leader of modern ecology, dr. barry commoner, died sunday. his work on radioactive fallout helped lead to the nuclear test ban treaty in 1963. he also was a prominent figure in the first "earth day" in 1970, and ev
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